California Black Eyed Cowpea


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Black-Eyed Cowpeas, also known as a "Southern Field Pea" or "Crowder Pea," are possibly the best known variety of cowpeas. They are incredibly productive heat-loving white legumes with a small black spot around the seed scar of the mature pea and has a green hull that matures tan. They are prolific yielders of 6-inch long pods that contain 6-13 peas can shell out easily. These popular peas are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein.

Species Cowpea, California Blackeye No. 5
Plant Size 2-4 Feet Tall

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Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Soak overnight in warm water for 8-12 hours, no more than 24-hours. Plant 1 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring whenever air temperatures are reliably above 70F and soil temperatures are above 60F.

Within-Row Spacing 2-6 inches
Between-Row Spacing 24 inches

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 625 mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%
Dietary fiber 7 g 28%
Sugar 4.4 g
Protein 4.3 g 8%
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 18% Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 18%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.